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    MLS Nashville unveils logo

    So much that I don’t like about the Nashville crest: The thin outer strokes The abstract N The thinning sound waves So much dead space at the bottom- the font is meh, but is amplified by all that dead space The crest shape is odd, but could have been saved with better overall execution- that didn’t happen here The pale yellow The worst part is how strong the previous logo is. I think it could have done with some simplification (build around the circle N and guitar strings) but that’s what should have been used. This new design looks like something a geometry student whipped up in class in 30 minutes.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I tend to like all of NYC’s primary kit combinations, but definitely prefer the light blue shirt and socks paired with white shorts. Next would probably be the navy blue shorts, also an exceptional look but I’d rate the white shorts just a touch higher. Last would be the light blue shorts, but I still tend to like them.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    We’ve reached critical levels of the white kit epidemic. When you see them all lined up like this, it’s pretty damning. I will give kudos to Chicago, LA Galaxy, and Vancouver for at least doing something with their designs. The rest are too generic and could do with a simple color swap and be any team’s kit.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Here’s Orlando’s kit in a preseason match.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    The Braves have a weird look for spring training. They're using their old design, navy blue with the blue Braves script and tomahawk outlined in white (basically an identical version of the old road alternate) but now with red numbers outlined in white (which match the design of their new road alt). They should have just updated their spring set to something more in line with their new uniforms.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    World Soccer Shop is the latest leak as the launch event is currently happening.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    That’s a very good change up look for Portland. I especially like how the gold stripes from the jersey continue onto the shorts stripes, rather than the typical green they’ve done on white. Side note- Atlanta is launching their kit tomorrow evening.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Seeing the full kit, that might be tops of the league. Everything about it is brilliant. The collar, the colors, the contrasting shorts, the stripes, just magnificent. Absolutely gorgeous design and I wish more teams used contrasting shorts rather than monochrome. It definitely dresses up the kit and takes it from very good (if it was white top to bottom) to exceptional. Wouldn’t mind seeing an occasional white short to change things up but blue was the right choice.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Interesting note here regarding Cincinnati: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/soccer/fc-cincinnati/2019/02/12/making-fc-cincinnatis-first-primary-mls-kit/2844535002/ So unlike all previous expansion clubs replacing only one kit, Cincinnati acknowledges that both are temp kits and they’ll update both next season. For comparison, even Minnesota kept the teamwear white kit for two seasons. They didn’t replace both despite both being teamwear like Cincinnati.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Looks like Dallas leaked a couple hours early. This all white trend is truly becoming an epidemic. At least try to do some bit of design. Anything!
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    MLS Kits 2019

    They were “authentic” in the sense that they were worn on-field, but certainly of replica quality and not adidas’ top tier offering. They featured an old teamwear template with sewn adidas logos versus printed, basic materials versus the adizero mesh back panels, the same crest application as Cincinnati versus plastic heat transferred crest, among other things. Minnesota did a better job than Cincinnati, in my opinion, but both were teamwear patchwork jobs unlike the typical adidas creation process.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Here are the best images yet of the Atlanta kit (replica level and missing some of the design aspects). Supposedly the shade of red looks slightly different according to those who have gotten their hands on it early but I’m wondering if it’s simply the different material causing it to appear that way. Also I’m hearing the gold has a little bit more sheen to it. Rather than flat sublimated stripes, it’s a woven stripe creating a bit of a zip zag effect. Here’s the upper back graphic with the “I” being the golden spike motif. Images courtesy of JR Francis on one of the Atlanta United fan pages on Facebook.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    As further indication of how rushed this job was, the FC Cincinnati article about the kit goes to great detail about the blue kit: the stripes, the shorts, the socks, everything. There’s no mention whatsoever about the shorts or socks for the white shirt. Maybe the team doesn’t even know yet! Haha. https://www.fccincinnati.com/post/2019/02/11/inaugural-2019-mls-kit-unveiled This is the exact same situation that happened with Minnesota United. Replica construction kits with teamwear designs. I prefer Minnesota’s selections, as far as teamwear goes. The sash was classic and while the white was boring, it was a unique look in the league and felt like they at least gave it an effort. Cincy’s white looks like they grabbed some blank Hanes tees off the rack and sent a few to the printer to get customized (though that’s essentially what they did).
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    MLS Kits 2019

    The league needs to get away from all white kits. There are way too many in MLS. Throw in some contrasting shorts or socks. Something. Use other pale or light shade colors for the “light” kit (Columbus, Houston, NYCFC, Colorado, etc). I’m pretty sure like 75% of the league has a solid white kit. At the very least we need more stripes and patterns rather than plain boring white kits like Atlanta’s white with peach and New England’s faint stripe. More designs like LAG’s sash as well as Chicago and Vancouver’s chest stripes are awesome and I wish there were more of those, if we have to have more white kits.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I’ll have to wait to see the authentic shirt in person, but I think I might prefer the Montreal look better than Atlanta’s. I feel like the stripes on the sleeves paired with the same red adidas stripes makes it a tad cluttered. If Atlanta just reused that exact Milan kit with the fading stripes and gold adidas stripes, woo boy, that would be sexy. Nonetheless, I’m still pleased with our kit and looking forward to picking one up. I agree with others that the Montreal fade begins too high up the shirt (again, Milan’s application was perfect) but overall very nice look from them.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Adidas is notoriously bad with their replicas. Atlanta’s replica (when compared to the authentic) isn’t great by any means, but it’s not as bad as some others adidas has done the last few years. In addition to the collar and trim colors, the patterns aren’t even on the same on these. Might as well be different jerseys. Authentic: Replica: Authentic: Replica:
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Some additional leaks of the Atlanta kit, this time of the replica which has a number of key differences: 1) no gold star 2) only 1 MLS sleeve patch 3) no gold trim on collar and cuffs, sleeves also missing small black trim as well 4) no 17/Georgia jock tag Wish the stripes continued onto the back.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Wow, that might be the most pointless stripe. What a snoozer. Looks like a plain white kit. They needed to differentiate those colors just a bit more.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Wow, that’s disappointing if long sleeve tops are being phased out. My long sleeve Atlanta striped shirt is one of my favorites and I was really looking forward to getting another since it looks like this year’s stripes will continue onto the sleeves.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    The BiG definitely does appear to have different embroidery on this year's spring training cap, but I wouldn't read much into it since the BP/spring caps have generally had weird logo applications over the years, unlike the game caps: Using spoiler so as to not confuse anyone with the release of the 2019 caps since these are old designs just for comparison.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Those SKC shorts look (at least to my eyes) similar to confederate blue. Not really pure light blue nor straight up gray.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    Went to the Braves clubhouse store and they said they’re anticipating the spring training caps mid February. I also saw the new jerseys in person for the first time and I still really likely them. Will likely buy one or two online (the clubhouse shop was badly upcharged).
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Here’s a look at what is likely Atlanta’s new shorts. Main difference being the adidas stripes now in red compared to the previous gold. Also, based on this picture as well as the leak of the shirt, I’m suspecting the sponsor print will now be a more accurate shade of gold rather than the tan-like color. You can definitely see some sheen to the gold now. It should be noted the shirt is only a training top and the shorts are last year’s.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    It looks like these are completely new caps from New Era. I thought they were going back to the Diamond Era line, but the pattern is different. Either way, I’m happy to see the ProLight rubber materials go away. Compare the A’s cap above to this Diamond Era cap: